Britain is going through a difficult time, when its sustained ability to punch above its weight, economically and diplomatically, is ebbing. The end of irrational exuberance found the country ill at ease with itself, with rising inequalities and unhealthy nationalism, just when it needs to eat a slice of humble pie and be fleet-footed in recognising that many of the traditional pillars of its strengths are collapsing. The need is to recognise other supports and partners and find a new common purpose after the pandemic. I live in hope.

from bricks to clicks

In my latest newspaper blog, I revert to my once familiar doom and gloom role, though on this occasion I think well-justified, as "saving our town centres" is a compelling and popular moto, but the legions are lined up against the things that actually need to be done to make it so...

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